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US maintains ban on imports of shrimp from Costa Rica in order to save turtles

Friday, June 3, 2011


The United States maintains an embargo on shrimp exports from Costa Rica to the United States because of fishing practices that cause the killing of turtles.

Pretoma, a Costa Rican non-governmental organization, says that the embargo will continue.

In contrast, 12 other countries passed the certification. They included Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

Original source: Inside Costa Rica